Welcome to Silchester - the ancient Roman city of Calleva Attrebatum, in north Hampshire, Hampshire Village of the Year for 2008, South England Village of the Year 2009 This site is frequently updated to record village life, look in regularly to see what has been going on!
8 October -Group SAX musical evening in the church, a sell-out concert much appreciated by everyone attending. Time for a catch-up! Life in the village carries on while your webmaster has been off on his travels but I made sure to be back for the Silchester Beer Festival in the Village Hall at the beginning of September - a sell-out evening with a range of real ales and cider accompanied by a bowl of chilli and music by ever-popular Frottage. The 2011 diggers’ farewell bash managed to find fair weather for an outside drinks and music evening in the garden at the Calleva, also the scene for Sharon and Simon to celebrate their tenth anniversary in the village. More catch-up - Steve’s pictures from the Dig Supper held 28 July. SILCHESTER VILLAGE FETE, 11 June. Beautiful weather, a great crowd and fun for all! Pictures of the annual talent contetst at Silchester School Rogation Sunday, blessing the crops and tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ -walking the Parish Boundary, a joint Church and Silchester Association event. Additional pictures thanks to Howard. 14 May 2011 - Fun Run time again! Set-up and supporting organisation; followed by runners getting ready, starting and around the course and finally finishers as they cross the line and the awards presented by Canon Ken Batt. Thanks to Paul’s contribution we have improved photo coverage this year. Basing Clog Morris and their guests the Shinfield Shamblers dancing at the Calleva. Mina the donkey, Second Augustan Legion, Bishop Peter and glorious weather Palm Sunday 2011was a great experience for the good-sized crowd joining in! Something a little different - have a look at the activities for March 2011 to see what has been going on during the past month! Another year gets underway! Welcome to 2011. Silchester celebrated with a splendid Bollywood night in the Calleva and with the now traditional New Year visit by the Kennet Morris Men. Hall.
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(Me playing with a Lindstrand Cloudhopper at Eccles Hall, 2003)
Despite weather concerns earlier in the week, 5 November Bonfire Night was a great success with a huge crowd enjoying the bonfire, fireworks and all the supporting essentials including pumpkins, burgers, mulled wine, crazy cakes and a bride in pink wellies!